Johnson City, TN asked in Employment Law for Tennessee

Q: Can a charge that was withheld adjudication be seen as a conviction on a employment background check

The charges where in Florida I live in Tennessee now. I have disclosed it on my application but was wondering do I have to and how it shows on a background check ? The judge withheld adjudication I plead no contest if that’s the proper saying and the judge with held adjudication in the case

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Mr. Kent Thomas Jones Esq.
Mr. Kent Thomas Jones Esq.
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  • Cleveland, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: What do you mean by "withheld adjudication"? Generally, only convictions and pleas (which are convictions) show up as convictions.

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Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery
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  • Knoxville, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: Background checks will show most any charges as pending or as a convictions, until they are dismissed and expunged. Once a charge hits the computers, there are at least 8 different databases that will contain the charge unless that record is successfully expunged. It is possible a good Florida lawyer can expunge that charge that has made it to the background databases.

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